10/31/14 3:18pm

This Flashback Friday, we’re back on the shores of the Alexandria Waterfront taking a look at the old Ford Motor Factory. When I was growing up in Old Town Alexandria, I used to think this would make a GREAT haunted place. What about you? Where are your favorite haunted spots in Alexandria?

To see more photos of the old factory, click this link. More information on the old factory can be found at this link.

10/31/14 1:47pm

Your Extraordinary home for sale in the Seminary Valley area of Alexandria, Virginia

This extraordinary 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home is for sale and located at 933 North Pegram Street in the Seminary Valley area of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Outstanding Gorgeous Cape Cod with Fenced Yard in prime location. Ideal location off Seminary Rd/1-395, 10 minutes from DC! 2 minutes from Alexandria Hospital! Upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, large finished basement. Basement with private walkout. Hardwood floors throughout. Laundry with plenty of storage space. 4 Car driveway and a bonus patio.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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10/31/14 11:44am

Nancy Dunning

The City of Alexandria is seeking public comment on a proposal to name the park parcel at 2802 Mt. Vernon Ave., located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues, “Nancy Dunning Garden”. The Del Ray Business Association forwarded the proposal.

More than 25 years ago when “The Avenue” was boarded up buildings with very few shops, residents had little reason to walk around. Nancy Dunning, known as the “Queen of Del Ray,” saw a different Avenue and dedicated her life to see it blossom and thrive. She worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for Del Ray to become what it is today.

More than 10 years since her death, friends and family still hear new stories of acts of kindness that Nancy performed before her death. She had a heart of gold and always went out of her way to help someone in need. The Del Ray Business Association is proud to recommend that one of the entrances to the heart of the Del Ray Business District be named after Nancy Dunning.

The public is invited to provide comment on the proposal to name the park parcel “Nancy Dunning Garden” through Friday, November 28. Those interested in providing comments will be able to record their comments by email to jack.browand@alexandriava.gov, subject line: Nancy Dunning Garden, or by mail to RPCA, Attn: Jack Browand, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria VA 22314. The City Council Naming Committee will receive all comments received or postmarked by Friday, November 28.

For additional information, contact Jack Browand, Division Chief, at 703.746.5504.


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10/31/14 9:45am

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Ryan Alley, a patent attorney and Alexandria resident, has appeared on the game show Jeopardy! this week. He won once and tied for the win last night. Can he win again?? Jeopardy! airs weekdays at 7:30pm on WJLA-TV (ABC7).

Ryan auditioned for the show through an online test in January 2014 and received an invite for an in-person interview in Washington in May. He was then selected to appear on Jeopardy! in July. His show was taped in August on the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California.

Ryan is a patent attorney who frequently practices before the USPTO in Alexandria. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and a JD from The George Washington University Law School. Ryan and his partner David Rigsby live in the Henry Condominium in the Braddock Metro neighborhood. David serves on the City of Alexandria’s Human Rights Commission.